It seems like I have been trying for the longest time to blog on a regular basis. So, what happened 2013? I guess you could say that with the two memes I am hosting or participating in on Wednesdays and Fridays I am kind of regular. But I really would love my blog to be more than ‘just’ weekly link ups. Don’t get me wrong, they are fun and I have met a some fine people through them that I am now calling my ‘virtual friends’. You can find three of them on the right here in my sidebar. Obviously they also have blogs and they write about things as diverse as every other one’s life. Susi of BocaFrau – another German married to an American. Actually she took it a step further and became an American citizen. Hilary of Feeling Beachie – a lover of the beach and a writer, like David, with the bonus that she has already published her first book (Dangled Carat) – need I say more?! And Leslie of Time out for mom – while the title of this blog would imply not being … so much for me, Leslie has got such a direct and refreshing approach to everything, it is just big fun to read her posts, and comments.
Leslie is hosting another weekly meme every Tuesday, asking a question and anybody who would like to can answer and join in her coffee chat. Did I mention she loves coffee? As do I – at least the one brewed with my DeLonghi, not the one you usually get served in American hotels… Anyways, for the longest time I had wanted to join this meme, probably not on a regular basis (knowing my life and time constraints), but every now and then cannot hurt. And what better time to start than with a question like this:
What is the best thing that has happened to you, since last Christmas? Easy, right?! Wrong, dead wrong. Why? Well I guess,it just was a pretty ordinary year. Hm, actually, do last year’s Christmas gifts count? No? Oh well, I thought I’d check. O.k. let’s do this in a very organized and German matter – I will skim through my photos month by month.
January – I was flown to Berlin to the head office of the company I just started a job with, meeting lots of new people. That is actually two to three good things in one, right?!
February – I went on a snow & ice photo tour with a photographer friend – I like that
March – nothing much going on here. David and I went to the Comicon in Astbury Park at the NJ shore = beach, that’s not bad!
April – a quick trip to the City, lots of spring power, ahem, flower, our vacation trip to Bonaire – going sour with David’s broken hand – still not bad, but…
May – not much going on except for preparations of the very first weekend roadshows at Costco here in NJ, presenting our company’s pizza
June – oh – that was a good one, I attended a photo expo with lots of seminars, interesting people, speakers and photo shoots – exciting! And flowers from hubby sent to the office
July – lots of bike riding, visit from two German friends, a little photo shoot for my company’s magazine and a business trip to San Antonio, TX – not bad…
August – dead, so dead – hardly any photos
September – aaah, yes! – my surprise weekend getaway for our 5 year anniversary – my hubby is such a sweetie! That was followed by my sister’s (+ family) vacation / visit of a lifetime to the US (one week with us and then 2 weeks touring the North East to see the Indian summer) – we had a great time together, roaming NYC and at the Delaware Water Gap!
October – one week vacation at the Outer Banks is always good, as is a photo walk in NYC, this time with travel photographer Elia Locardi and about 100 or 200 others – good fun
November – unbelievable, but not one single photo with my big camera, only iPhone shots, must have been very busy or distracted or… blame it on lyme… and again I got flowers sent from hubby to my office
So now you are probably still asking about the best thing happening to me since last Christmas, right? Well, I can hardly say ‘my hubby’ or ‘my family’, since neither of them happened since last Christmas. How about this: Starting a corporate full time job in January pretty much messed up the way we had organized our life for the past two years since we came to the US. No more time to do anything (much fun) except for going to work, making breakfast, lunch, dinner, tidying/cleaning and a little bit of sports and fun on the weekend. Photography?! Uh oh… Blog, website? What is that?! I feel that finally I am starting to get things back on track, with David helping as much as he can, in many ways (did I mention ‘flowers’?!). So, there you go, that is my answer: Good and bad things happened since last Christmas, but the best thing is, that we came out of it stronger, together and are enjoying our life together.
How about you? What is the best thing that happened to you since last Christmas?
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